Jdfog, good points above. I very keenly remember when my local HD dealer got a Buell "Battletwin". The old hardcore riders were really into it and enjoyed seeing it. That Battletwin was still sitting there when the second (more practical) Buell came into the showroom. The second one sold and the Battletwin probably still belongs to the enthusiast who owned that dealership (A great guy BTW). My point, in a round-a-bout way, is that the HD riders who really love the marque really appreciate the Motor Co's bread-and-butter big twins or the outlying Sportster fans (I'm a Sporty fan!). Just as the Buell was a hope for market share (remember, HD had a big financial interest early on regardless of the ultimate Buell split), these new bikes are hope for market share. The latest XR didn't do so well IMO and I miss the basic, no frills sportster. It'll be interesting.